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San Francisco's Steven Duggar (back) scratched, Mike Yastrzemski starting on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Steven Duggar will not start in Wednesday's matchup against Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Duggar will not be in tonight's lineup after experiencing lower back tightness. Mike Yastrzemski will now start in right field and bat eighth.

Yastrzemski's FanDuel price tonight is $2,600. He is averaging 7.6 FanDuel points this season.

Dodgers' Julio Urias will open on Thursday, Walker Buehler to start on Friday against Colorado

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias will start in Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Urias will be utilized as an opener on Thursday with a rest day needed for the Dodgers' rotation. Walker Buehler will now start on Friday against the Colorado Rockies.

In 41.1 innings pitched this season, Urias has produced a 3.05 ERA and 41 strikeouts.

San Diego's Chris Paddack will start on Saturday

San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack will start in Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

San Diego's rookie pitcher will rejoin the active roster and start on Saturday after being sent down to the minors to limit his innings. In 65.2 innings pitched this season, Paddack has produced a 3.15 ERA and 72 strikeouts.

The 23-year old is averaging 32.3 FanDuel points through 12 starts.

Source: Kevin Acee

San Francisco's Joe Panik leading off on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik will start in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Panik will start at second base tonight with Donovan Solano shifting to shortstop and Brandon Crawford sitting out.

Panik's FanDuel price tonight is $2,500. He is averaging 7.5 FanDuel points this season.

Brandon Crawford out of San Francisco's Wednesday lineup

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will not start in Wednesday's matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Crawford will receive the night off with Donovan Solano moving to shortstop and Joe Panik starting at second base.

In 233 at-bats this season, Crawford is hitting .206 with 5 home runs and 21 RBI.

Update: Miami's Garrett Cooper scratched, Yadiel Rivera to start on Wednesday

Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Cooper will not start in Wednesday's lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Cooper will not start tonight after experiencing left tricep soreness. Miami's infielder Yadiel Rivera will start at first base and bat seventh.

Our models project Rivera for 7.1 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,000.

Russell Martin catching for the Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin will start and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Martin will start behind the plate tonight with Austin Barnes receiving a breather.

Our models project Martin for 8.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,100.

Austin Barnes heading to the Dodgers' bench on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes will not start against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Barnes will rest tonight with Russell Martin catching against San Francisco.

In 140 at-bats this season, Barnes is hitting .207 with 4 home runs and 16 RBI.

Dodgers' Max Muncy sitting on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Max Muncy is out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Muncy will head to the bench tonight with Enrique Hernandez starting at second base.

In 243 at-bats this season, Muncy is hitting .284 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI.

Dodgers' David Freese batting third on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese will start in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Freese will start at first base tonight with Matt Beaty sitting out against Giants' lefty Drew Pomeranz.

Our models project Freese for 10.8 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,900.

Matt Beaty out of the Dodgers' Wednesday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Matt Beaty will not start against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Beaty will receive the night off with David Freese starting at first base.

In 55 at-bats this season, Beaty is hitting .291 with one home run and nine RBI.

Enrique Hernandez leading off for the Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Enrique Hernandez will start in Wednesday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Hernandez will start at second base tonight with Max Muncy sitting out.

Our models project Hernandez for 12.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,000.

Dodgers' Joc Pederson receives Wednesday off

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will not start in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Pederson will head to the bench tonight with Kyle Garlick starting in left field.

In 200 at-bats this season, Pederson is hitting .235 with 19 home runs and 34 RBI.

Kyle Garlick starting in left field for the Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kyle Garlick will start and bat eighth in Wednesday's matchup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Garlick will be in tonight's lineup against San Francisco with Joc Pederson sitting out.

Our models project Garlick for 7.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,000.

Orioles' Trey Mancini leaves early Wednesday with elbow contusion

Baltimore Orioles right fielder/second baseman Trey Mancini was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics with a left elbow contusion.

What It Means:

Mancini was hit in the elbow by a pitch in the top of the first inning, but he managed to avoid structural damage. It sounds like a day-to-day concern.

Mancini is batting .304/.361/.558 with 16 home runs, 18 doubles, 35 RBI, and 50 runs scored through 305 plate appearances (71 games) this season.

Source: Chris Haft

Max Scherzer (nose, eye) officially starting Wednesday for Washington

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (nose, eye) is officially starting the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Scherzer broke his nose and suffered a black eye after bunting a ball into his face on Tuesday, but there was never much concern about his status for Wednesday. The 34-year-old right-hander owns a 2.81 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 136 strikeouts and 20 walks over 99 1/3 innings (15 starts) this season.

numberFire's models expect Scherzer to score 46.1 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $11,700.

Sean Manaea (shoulder) approaching rehab assignment

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea (shoulder) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

What It Means:

Manaea will throw a simulated game Thursday at the Athletics' spring training complex in Arizona. If all goes well, he should be cleared for the rehab assignment. The 27-year-old left-hander has been sidelined all season after undergoing major shoulder surgery last September.

Manaea went 12-9 in 27 starts this season, recording a 3.59 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 108 strikeouts and 32 walks across 160 2/3 innings.

Minnesota's Luis Arraez batting sixth on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins infielder Luiz Arraez will start in Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Arraez will start at shortstop against Boston tonight with Jorge Polanco receiving a breather.

Our models project Arraez for 8.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,000.

Jorge Polanco out of the Twins' Wednesday lineup against Boston

Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco is out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Polanco will rest tonight with Luis Arraez starting at shortstop.

In 282 at-bats this season, Polanco is hitting .326 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.

Minnesota's Willians Astudillo starting at second base on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins utility-man Willians Astudillo will start and bat eighth in Wednesday's matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Astudillo will be in tonight's lineup after being promoted to the active roster on Wednesday.

Our models project Astudillo for 6.9 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,300.

Twins' Jonathan Schoop sitting on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins infielder Jonathan Schoop will not start in Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Schoop will head to the bench tonight with Willians Astudillo starting at second base.

In 236 at-bats this season, Schoop is hitting .258 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI.

Jason Castro returns to the Twins' lineup on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro will start and bat ninth in Wednesday's matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Castro will catch against Boston tonight with Mitch Garver sitting out.

Our models project Castro for 7.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,900.

Minnesota's Max Kepler leading off on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler will start in Wednesday's lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Kepler will start in right field tonight with Marwin Gonzalez out with a hamstring injury.

Our models project Kepler for 10.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,900.

Minnesota's Mitch Garver resting on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver is out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Garver will receive the night off with Jason Castro catching against the Red Sox.

In 123 at-bats this season, Garver is hitting .301 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI.

Twins place Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) on the 10-day Injured List

Minnesota Twins utility-man Marwin Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Wednesday after suffering a right hamstring strain.

What It Means:

Gonzalez will miss some time after injuring his hamstring on Tuesday. The Twins will replace his roster spot with Willians Astudillo.

In 231 at-bats this season, Gonzalez is hitting .255 with 9 home runs and 26 RBI.

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